"Show me you want me if I'm all that"
To longtime readers of the blog, it will come as no surprise that I am recommending the following remix. First, I'm a big fan of The Knocks, and frequently share their latest music here. Second, I am an unabashed adorer of high quality, unafraid-to-be-what-it-is pop music. It's why I love 1989 (but at this point everyone does, so whatever) as well as Justin Bieber's acoustic album (remember that?). Anyway, a few girlfriends and I have had a delightful Twitter chat going for a couple weeks now about how much we can't stop listening to Carly Rae Jepsen's new album, E.MO.TION. You guys, it's so good. Go ahead and get your judgy on from the other side of the computer screen, I care not. My mood is instantly lifted when "Run Away With Me" comes on first thing in the morning.
Anyway, my point today is that months ago, The Knocks released a little EP on Soundcloud of all these "bootleg" tracks that they had remixed. My favorite by far was a Carly Rae Jepsen song I'd never heard, called "All That." Well la dee da it turns out that it's a song from her album that hadn't come out yet—and it's great. The original is slow and powerful, and The Knocks' bootleg version adds sunny synth sounds and dancefloor-worthy layers that have end-of-summer party written all over them. So take a listen below, and add this to your #LDW playlist.
*If you're still rolling your eyes at me, with the chorus of "Call Me Maybe" stuck in your head, go ahead and read this and this, both via New York magazine.